A Bridge Between Western Science and Eastern Faith
It was the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people who decided it would be be necessary to combine both the hard science of a laboratory with the of science of the mind. This is so due to the fact it was known that a kindergarten class was trying to understand the concept of both the Quantum theory and the understand that Buddhism teaches that things happen with a cause and life is a karmic cycle. Emory University decided to have a program connecting these two different concepts together to teach students how these theories are connected. With the approval of the Dalai Lama the University donates over $700,000 years for this program. People from all over the world are starting to take part in this program and are amazed to see how these two completely different worlds are able to come together and teach students what life is really all about.
This is a great opportunity for students to understand how two concepts who appear to have no significance to one another have so much in common about the views on life. It is really exceptional that the Dalai Lama is so willing to approve in a program that is willing to combine both theories and use them as examples in the classroom setting. Countries who are willing to use the Western world's view on science and combine them with the Eastern view on faith to me is truly amazing. I am amazed to see how these two concepts go hand in hand with one another and they are able to be presented in the University setting. This can be used as an example on how the Eastern and Western world connect to do great things all around the world or in a particular country. With this at hand it is nice to know how we can all connect and what other ways scientists and believers can come together as one and make a simple fact known.
Emily B. Lewis
October 18th, 2013